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WWE News: Latest betting odds for this Sunday's Backlash pay per view

1.47K   //    05 May 2018, 01:34 IST

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AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura meet in a no disqualification match at Backlash...

What's the story?

WWE Backlash is upon us this Sunday, May 6th, and Bet Wrestling has provided the latest betting odds. People can bet on six of the eight announced matches on the card, and of those six, there are four matches that have huge favourites with the other two being close to a toss-up.

In case you didn't know...

When it comes to reading the betting odds, a negative number means that is the favourite of the match and the larger the number, the larger the favourite.

On the flip side, the positive number means that the wrestler is an underdog in the match, and the larger the number, the more of an underdog they are to win.

The heart of the matter...

At the time of this writing, the WWE United States Championship match between Jeff Hardy and Randy Orton as well as the tag match between Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley v. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn do not have odds listed.

The three matches who have heavy favourites to win are Seth Rollins (-600) over The Miz (+400) for the WWE Intercontinental Championship, Nia Jax (-750) over Alexa Bliss (+450) for the WWE Raw Women's Championship, and Roman Reigns (-600) over Samoa Joe (+400).

Big Cass (+200) is a two-to-one underdog against Daniel Bryan (-280) in their grudge match. As for the WWE SmackDown Women's Championship, it's a toss-up as both Carmella and Charlotte Flair are listed at -120.

As for the main event, the books are favouring a title change as Shinsuke Nakamura is listed at -210 as he takes on AJ Styles (+160) in a no disqualification match.

What's next?

In just a little over two days, Backlash will take place from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. It'll be the first co-branded pay per view under the current brand split that started in June of 2016.

Author's take

To me, the betting odds of five of the six matches make sense. The only one that is odd to me is that Reigns is so heavily favoured against Joe.


On my Lost In The Midcard podcast, I predicted Joe, though I can also see Reigns winning it. It all comes down to who wins the WWE Championship. If it is Styles, then I would think Joe wins and is the next challenger.

Either way I would have expected those odds to be a little more towards a toss-up than Joe being a four-to-one underdog.

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I've been a passionate wrestling fan since I was a Little Stinger watching the NWA at my Grandma's house on Saturday nights in the 1980's. Since the start of 2015, I have hosted a pro wrestling podcast called Lost In The Midcard with my good friend Matt Black where we cover all wrestling promotions. My favorite wrestler of all-time is Ric Flair; while my favorite wrestlers today include Dean Ambrose, Kenny Omega, and Kevin Owens.
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